Other City agencies have licensing requirements. For example, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) requires licenses for people or businesses working in a residential building or negotiating home improvement contracts.
A person or business must have a Home Improvement Contractor license if engaged in the construction, repair, remodeling, or addition to any land or building used as a residence. This includes, but is not limited to, the construction, replacement, or improvement of basements, driveways, fences, garages, landscaping, patios, porches, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, and other improvements to structures or upon land that is next to a home or apartment building.
The Department requires Filing Representatives conducting business with the Department to register and obtain a Department-issued Identification Card.
Class 1 Filing Representatives are registered with the Department to present, submit or furnish applications or construction documents and remove documents from the Department.
Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives are registered with the Department to appear before and attend appointments with plan examiners or department technical staff seeking construction document approvals. Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives are also registered to present, submit or furnish applications or construction documents and remove documents from the Department.